Friday 21 May 2021

Cafe rouge afternoon tea - St Catherine docks London

My first afternoon tea out this year was  not at a posh hotel but it did not disappoint. The service and food was really nice and the price was even better!

Cafe rouge at St Catherine docks is a lovely location. Right by the water with plenty of outdoor seating. Unfortunately the weather meant that we had to sit inside.

Upon arriving we were greeted by a young man who was very friendly and made us feel welcome. We was offered a choice of table as it was not very busy and we choose one in the corner away from the door.

We were handed a menu each and then the afternoon tea explained to us. The savoury consisted of a sausage roll, vegetable quiche and either a mini ham baguette or cheese baguette. We both decided on the ham one. Below is a link to the menu

We could also choose a hot drink of our choice plus a free refill. We both ordered a cappuccino and I upgraded my afternoon tea for an extra £3.50 to include a glass of Prosecco..... It would be silly for me not too at that price!!

A lovely waitress brought the coffees  and about 10 minutes later the afternoon tea stand arrived  It all looked very nice 😋 

The savoury items were warm and freshly baked, they all tasted lovely. The sausage roll was both our favourite. We both commented that it made a nice change to just having sandwiches !!!!

Next we had the fruit scone which was still warm and jam and clotted cream which did not disappoint. 

We both ordered a coffee refill from the lovely waitress serving us called Lale. She was very friendly and could not do enough for us. 

Next we tucked into the sweet treats which consisted of a black forest mouse in a glass pot, carrot cake and chocolate torte. All three were nice but out favourite was the chocolate torte which was rich and creamy  with a crispy base. 

When it was time to get the bill I did ask if I could use my Taste card to get a discount but they said it was not valid for Afternoon teas.....Never mind as still good value at £13.50 each !!!!!!

Overall there was not a massive amount of food but it was probably just the right amount over wise we would of felt too full. We both enjoyed it very much and the manager Biacio was very friendly and made us feel very welcomed and not rushed.   Hats off to them for good food and service. I will be returning again at some point 

Nearest Station  : Tower Hill underground -  about 10 minute walk    
Best bits : The location and excellent service plus the fact that it all tasted freshly baked 
Worst bits : None that i can think of
Value for money :Yes it was well worth the money we paid   
would I go back?  :  Yes i would but hopefully on a sunny day so I can sit outside and make the most of the location

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